Forced Website Redirects for Unauthorized ContentSubmitted by We the People on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 06:23
Just a moment ago I visited a website voluntarily, and then after a moment reading the page, without clicking on anything, I experienced a forced redirect to a completely different website that claimed to own content I was viewing on the first site I had gone to.
I hope this isn't a preview of more to come. This might be intended to 'protect' content, but I see how this could be abused and used to control information. Who decides what is appropriate use? Should the browser really be forced to visit a different page than desired?
Here's an image of the notice: http://i53.tinypic.com/2qbhbic.png
From the notice:
The previous page was publishing our content in a way they should not have.
We detected that our content was being displayed to you without our knowledge or permission. In the process, you were taken to one of our pages without your permission.